USC Price School of Public Policy

USC Price, LAPD, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck partner to educate officers on handling homeless, mentally ill

December 4, 2017

Los Angeles Daily News highlighted a partnership between the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School, USC Price School and Los Angeles Police Department on a project to educate officers on how to handle interactions with residents who may be experiencing homelessness, mental illness and addiction. The story also quoted USC Price School Dean Jack Knott, Erroll Southers of the USC Price School and John Brekke of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about the importance of the Law Enforcement Advanced Development (LEAD) program and how they developed the curriculum.

USC program aims to help LAPD officers build trust, de-escalate encounters with homeless, mentally ill